Progress of soon to be thinner me....

14 February 2010

Day 44 Happy Valentines Day! (and a good weigh day too!)

Down 3.6! My best loss to date! I can't say that I did anything different, but something worked. It would be easy to for me to say that I had a perfect week but I did have a few very unnecessary cheats. :-( I have to keep reminding myself that this is a learning process. Something I want to carry with me for the rest of my life. (Rome wasn't built in a day) I'm becoming more and more aware of what I'm putting in my mouth, often thinking of the consequences BEFORE I do and I'm recognizing how even a small amount of daily physical exercise helps me to lose weight and more importantly feel better. My goal for this upcoming be under that 100 pound's so very near! I can do it even when I'm in Vancouver for the Olympics!

The nice thing about Vancouver, for those of you that have never been, is that it's a very "health conscious" city. Of all the cities I've been too (and it's not like I'm some seasoned world traveller), I'm always aware that people there appear to be thinner and much more active. Perhaps it's the weather and the fact that it's always easier to do outdoor activities when you're not fighting a few feet of snow, a sidewalk that's better for skating than it is walking or running or, as in my case, frigid temps. Whatever the reason, I always feel a inspired to take better care of myself when I'm there.

On an entirely different topic, I went shopping with my sis yesterday. The entire day! I have to say that I endured it well. Afterwards, I found that I wasn't so much physically tired, (you know what I mean...when you're shopping endlessly and your head starts to fog and just putting one foot in front of the other seems to take every ounce of energy you can muster) I was just tired of "looking". In the end, I bought a heap of things and spent FAR too much money (don't tell my hubby) but I'm really happy with my purchases. I was careful to buy things that would continue to wear well as I drop the weight. It's really difficult to always "look nice" in big baggy pants and shirts that hang shapelessly from your shoulders. It's even more difficult to pull out your wallet and buy something that you'll know won't fit you forever. I'd like to think the money I spent yesterday was well spent. That the "boyfriend" cardigan I purchased has months if not years of use and that more than anything, I'm going to feel better about myself in my new and better fitting duds.

That's time to get physical....

Happy Valentine's day to you all! Make it special!


  1. Hi - This is my first visit to your blog. You're doing great - congrats on this week's weight loss.

    Vancouver happens to be one of my dream destinations! I hear it's beautiful, and of course you have the international spotlight with the Opympics now.

    I wish you all the best on this journey, and I'll be following you now to watch you succeed. I hope you find as much amazing motivation, inspiration and support in Blogdom as I have!

  2. You are definitely on the right track! And I don't mean the weight loss, though that's great, too. I mean you have the right attitude... that it's a learning process, and for life. When I finally got that, I quit beating myself up for every little stumble, became my own best cheerleader, and became more consistent. So that's excellent about becoming more aware.

    Thanks for the nice comment on my blog, too. I really liked what you said, about medical stuff being temporary and quickly forgotten!! When I am tempted to whine, I want to remember that. :-)